Breathe Hawke's Bay

CanBreathe (Christchurch)

CanBreathe Nurses will be in three of the shopping malls around Christchurch during the week to provide free information and advice on asthma, Nurses will be available from 10am to 2pm at these locations:

Come and talk to CanBreathe's Nurse Educators to find out more about asthma or take a free Asthma Control Test to check how well controlled (or your child's) asthma is.

Nelson Asthma Society

Community Stalls will be held around Nelson on the following dates open from approximately 10am-3pm each day: 

Come to the stalls and take a simple and quick test to see if your asthma is under control!

New Plymouth Taranaki Asthma society

A balloon day stall will be at Mitre 10 in the valley New Plymouth on 3 September from approximately 10am-2pm. There will be educational material and two raffles.

North Otago Asthma

Tuesday 30 August
Oamaru Pharmacy 12-2pm: drop in for a Spacer WOF, free asthma resources and to enter our quiz to win a gift basket!

Wednesday 31 August
Oamaru Hospital: display stand with free info and resources.

Thursday 1 September
Respiratory Exercise Class: Open Day, Bring a Friend.
10am St Johns Hall, Exe Street.
Fire Wood Raffle Fundraiser: Tickets on sale at New World Oamaru and Countdown.

Friday 2 September
Street Appeal in Thames Street, buckets for donations
Sausage Sizzle 11am – 2pm at 193 Thames Street, Oamaru supported by LJ Hooker and Mainline Aqua.

Saturday 3 September
Children’s Fun Day - Raising awareness for children with asthma
11am – 1pm at Waitaki Recreation Centre
Activities include:

Registration Essential! RSVP by 25 August 2016 Phone Fiona 03 434 3202

Breathe Better STEPtember
North Otago Asthma Society facilitate a weekly Respiratory Exercise Programme, this is a supportive environment for people who live with respiratory conditions to maintain a regular exercise routine.  Regular exercise has been shown to provide great health benefits allowing the body to use oxygen better, strengthens breathing muscles as well as other muscles.  

So for the inaugural national Breath Better September campaign – our group will be stepping outside and pounding the pavement each Thursday (1 September, 7 September, 15 September, 22 September, 29 September).  Our goal is to “Breath Better” and raise awareness and funds to allow the North Otago Asthma Society to continue to provide services in our community.  

To donate to North Otago Asthma Society visit

Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua

Melissa is an asthma educator in Dannevirke, and will be doing asthma/respiratory promotion throughout the entire community at schools, pharmacies and her work place Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua. The schools will be fundraising by having a mufti day for a gold coin donation, and encouraging everyone to wear blue. Melissa says, “We will be using balloons as a way of engaging with the kids”, and there will also be competitions to blow up a balloon with one breath. “Events and activities will take place from one end of the town to the other end, and we want to get everyone involved.” While raising awareness, Melissa will also be educating and talking about asthma, and talking about how people can support their friends with asthma.